Remember That Time Before You Had Kids…
Okay, so remember that time before you had kids, when you would see other people’s kids throw a fit in a store and you’d be like,
“My kid’s never gonna do that.”
Right, yeah, and then you had kids and you realized,
“Hm, my kid does do that.”
So, a few days ago my kids and I were gonna go to Subway and grab a sandwich. It’s one of our favorite healthy places to go…
Well, they had been kind of being a little bit stinkers. So I told them when we were in the car to shape up.
They were not a 100% listening, but I’m like, “I don’t wanna cook, so we’re gonna go, “we’re gonna go to Subway.”
Well we walk into Subway, and I just felt like a ringleader or something, like… these little monkeys were just climbin’ all over everything…
and they were just pokin’ at each other.
And you know, not, they weren’t being bad. They were just being disruptive, and it was a crowded restaurant at that time, and there people trying to enjoy their meals and my kids are just goofin’ around.
I asked them several times to stop…
And you know finally, I was like, “You know what,
“we’re just gonna go.”
And we just turned around, we hadn’t ordered a sandwich or anything yet. We just turned around, walked ’em right out to the car, and they both walked out sobbing.
Okay, I don’t know about you, but when my kid cries, it breaks my heart, either of them. I don’t like to see them cry, I don’t like to see them sad, but you know what? Sometimes, it just has to be that way.
They have to realize that what they’re doing is not okay behavior, and if they’re not gonna turn it around and do what mom says, then they’re not gonna get the privilege of having lunch at Subway or any other place.
They’re gonna have a nice home cooked meal. It’s not like they’re not gonna eat. They’ll still eat. They’re just not gonna eat there. And I’m not gonna be out in public with my kids if they’re gonna not listen.
So that was a hard lesson for them to learn right then. It’s hard for mom too, because you don’t wanna see your kids cry, but if we don’t stop it now, imagine what kind of adult they would be.
Do you have any stories like that? When you’re in a place, in a public place, and you just can’t get your kids to listen and you had to do something drastic to make it work for you.
So, I’m curious to know, leave me a comment. I’d love to hear your story too.